MIM CARLSON – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Mim has over twenty-five years experience working in management and executive director positions in nonprofit organizations in the Bay Area. Her experience working at local animal shelters includes more than ten years in management at the San Francisco SPCA, Berkeley Humane Society, and now at the Alameda Animal Shelter. Mim has also worked as a consultant to nonprofits, specializing in organizational development, fundraising, change management, and board development. She has also written three books about leadership in nonprofits and raising funds for them.
TINA AEDO – OPERATIONS MANAGER
A bay area native and lifelong animal lover, Tina Aedo has been an essential part of the Alameda Animal Shelter for the last 4 years. Through her attention to detail and her dedication to animal welfare, Tina is a staunch advocate of all creatures who cross the threshold of the shelter doors. When she is not managing the shelter office, she is attending to the care and well-being of its many diverse guests. She has 7 years of animal welfare experience both at the East Bay SPCA as a customer care associate and at the city of Alameda Animal Shelter as the volunteer coordinator.
BEVERLEY BROWN – DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR
Beverley is a lifetime animal lover and has worked in a volunteer capacity with animals for over ten years. In addition to her volunteer position at the East Bay SPCA, Beverley served as the interim Shelter Manager during the position’s Paternity leave. As a volunteer, she socialized cats, walked dogs and volunteered for most events. Her love of animals brought her back to animal welfare from the corporate life where she worked as a Marketing/Product Manager, a Digital Sales Consultant and Project Manager.
CINDY SHELBY – VOLUNTEER MANAGER
Cindy specializes in taking in companion animals with medical, mental, or emotional special needs and making them healthy. This love of special needs pets led Cindy to the Oakland SPCA as a volunteer which quickly turned into a paid Volunteer Manager position. After several years, Cindy moved to the Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society and ran their volunteer program while also producing special events. When budget cuts eliminated her position, Cindy decided to donate time to her own community and began serving on the Board of the Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS). FAAS took over the responsibility of running the Alameda Shelter in January 2012, and Cindy left the Board to become the new staff Volunteer Manager to build the new volunteer program while also managing the special events.